Ms. B was accused of common assault by her mother, after returning home late from a night out. She was then arrested and brought to the police station and immediately contacted us to provide legal advice and representation.
Our police station representative immediately went to the police station to speak privately with our client, ascertain both sides of the story, and chase the police officers for all of the evidence available against our client. This was done to check that the evidence is factual, objective, and free from inconsistencies, before the common assault charges are brought up to a courtroom.
Thanks to our police station representative’s determination and willingness to go the extra mile, we realised that the complainant had declined to give a formal statement, and that there is no CCTV of the incident. This means that the police did not actually have solid evidence to formally charge our client, or to continually hold her at the station. Thus, our police station rep was able to have all common assault charges dropped immediately, effectively clearing our client’s name.
With common assault offences carrying a maximum penalty of 5 years in custody, our police station representative worked tirelessly to ensure that all false charges were dropped at the earliest, rather than continuing this in the courtroom, and further disrupting our client’s life. If you, or someone you know, find yourselves needing legal advice, don’t hesitate to contact us now. We’re available 24/7, and we’re invested in fighting for your rights and defending your interests.